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LONG RUN FOOD SECURITY IN NIGER: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND POPULATION GROWTH

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posted on 14.08.2019 by Kayenat Kabir

This dissertation examines long-run food security in Niger in an era of climate change and comprises three interlinked essays. The first essay investigates the socio-economic projections for Niger in the current climate change literature in a growth accounting framework and provides a critical assessment to evaluate global projections in the context of a low-income developing country. The second essay quantifies the combined and individual impacts of income, population growth, agricultural productivity, and climate change on food security outcomes by mid-century in rural and urban Niger. Finally, the third essay assesses three policy scenarios considering accelerated investments in agricultural research and dissemination (R&D), reductions in fertility rates, and regional market integration.


History

Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Agricultural Economics

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Thomas Hertel

Additional Committee Member 2

Uris Baldos

Additional Committee Member 3

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

Additional Committee Member 4

Tahirou Abdoulaye

Licence

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